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Learn a new skill or take up a new hobby

There are so many online resources to keep your mind active and help with your well-being...
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio
Learn sign language
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skuCxfaiINM
 
Learning to doodle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-OrSA6kaLM
 
150 sensory learning ideas
https://inclusiveteach.com/
 
If you have a garden, now’s the time to make the most of it
https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/gardening-plants-flowers-delivery-buy-online-lockdown-self-isolation-coronavirus-a9430826.html
 
Learn just about anything with free massive open online courses
https://www.futurelearn.com/
 
Learn to speak German
https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/knowledge/learning-german-with-youtube
 
Explore art and culture digitally
https://artsandculture.google.com
 
Painting by numbers, order at
https://victoriasmoon.uk/
 
Fancy playing chess?
https://www.chess.com/play/computer
 
Try a new recipe
 
Mr Hansen’s Anzac biscuits
 
Ingredients:
½ cup flour
⅓ cup sugar (brown or demerara is best!)
⅔ cup finely desiccated coconut
¾ cup rolled oats
50g butter
1 tbsp golden syrup
½ tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
2 tbsp boiling water
 
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats.
3. Melt butter and golden syrup. Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water and add to butter and golden syrup. Stir butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
4. Place level tablespoonfuls of mixture onto cold greased trays and flatten with a fork. These don't spread as they bake so you can place them close together.
5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool.
 
or his Hokey Pokey biscuits
 
Ingredients:
 
125g butter
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp milk
1½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
 
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Combine the butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk in a saucepan over a medium heat. Heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is almost boiling, stirring constantly.
3. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm. Sift the flour and baking soda together, add to the cooled mixture and stir well.
4. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls, place on the prepared tray and press down with a floured fork.
5. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown. Leave on the tray for 1–2 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool.
 
 

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